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UvA Thesis Prize 2020

Alumni who graduated at the UvA between 1 April 2019 and 1 February 2020 and received a mark of 8.5 or higher for their Master's thesis can participate in the UvA Thesis Prize 2020.

Entries are assessed on scientific quality and originality. After the submission period has closed, on Wednesday 5 February 2020, a maximum of seven theses will be nominated, one from each faculty. To this end, the jury members make a pre-selection from the entries from their faculty. Nominees will be informed of their candidacy.

The jury members will select the winner in a joint session. The first prize is € 3,000. The winners of the faculty prizes will each receive € 1,000.

The winners of the UvA Thesis Prize 2020 will be announced during the University Day on Saturday 4 April 2020.


The jury will consist of the seven deans of the faculties (or professors who will represent them). Each faculty has one vote on the jury.

The jury will be assisted by an official secretary: Rixt Polder (, telephone: 020-525 3131).

The winners of the UvA thesis award 2019
The winners of the faculty prizes and the winner of the UvA Thesis Prize 2019. Photo: Marc Kruse


The submission period has ended.

Rules & Regulations

Theses will be assessed based on their scientific quality and originality. The full UvA Thesis Prize Rules & Regulations can be downloaded below.


With questions about the UvA Thesis Prize you can send an email to